Affordable 6Gb/s SATA Solution
Why an eSATA Card? Are you planning to connect external storage to your computer? There’s a good chance the storage enclosure will have two or more interfaces from which to choose, including FireWire®, USB, and eSATA. Your computer has USB ports, and may have FireWire ports, too. So if you can just plug into your computer’s existing ports, why use an eSATA card? Consider the fact that the eSATA interface offers significantly superior performance to that of FireWire 800 and USB 2.0 interfaces. Sonnet’s Tempo™ edge™ SATA 6Gb/s ExpressCard/34 is an affordable solution for adding fast eSATA connectivity through an adapter that practically disappears inside your computer.
Sonnet’s smallest 6Gb/s SATA host controller features a single eSATA port. Through its single port, Tempo edge SATA 6Gb/s ExpressCard/34 can connect single drive enclosures (great for solid state drives [SSDs] or standard hard drives), or multi-drive storage systems with integrated hardware RAID controllers, like Sonnet’s Fusion™ F3 2-drive system or Fusion D400QR5 4-drive system.
Affordable solution for adding one 6Gb/s eSATA ports to your MacBook Pro or PC notebook computer with ExpressCard/34 slot
Supports booting (see Technical Specifications)
Supports single SATA drive enclosures and multi-bay SATA drive enclosures with hardware RAID controllers
Supports single SATA drive enclosures and multi-bay SATA drive enclosures (see Technical Specifications)
AHCI compliant—drives not required; however, Sonnet’s Mac OS X driver significantly increases performance
Supports drive hot-swapping
Tempo edge SATA 6Gb/s ExpressCard/34 is versatile. Its fast 6Gb/s eSATA interface is well suited to deal with the increased bandwidth requirements of fast SSDs. It supports the RAID features of Mac OS® X, Windows® 7, and Windows Vista®. It also supports hot-swapping of drives. You can connect optical drives, too. Installation is simple—just plug in the card to your computer’s ExpressCard®/34 slot and then start your computer—the necessary drivers are installed automatically. When you need to add flexible, external storage to your setup, Tempo edge SATA 6Gb/s ExpressCard/34 gets you connected, fast.
MacBook Pro (with ExpressCard/34 slot)
Mac OS X Version 10.5+
OS X Mountain Lion compatible
PC notebook (with ExpressCard slot)
Tempo SATA Edge 6Gb/s ExpressCard/34 Performance